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Run Emma, run

Running. Blind runner and Smithton girl Emma Jago has come second in her recent cross country event at Symmons Plains. The 14-year-old had to run a demanding course filled with ditches, hills, large puddles and plenty of boggy mud holes. To help the gutsy teenager run and compete, she is tethered to her running guide …

5 years ago

Hannah’s Olympic journey

Art. Smithton High School’s Hannah Jackson is probably more comfortable on the basketball court or hockey field, but last week it was all about showing off her creative side. The 16-year-old was nominated as the school’s recipient of the Pierre de Coubertin Award, an international award named after the founder of the modern Olympic Games. …

5 years ago

Karate mum packs a punch

Pow. One Smithton woman who knows her lamb chop from her karate chop is Alison Hanson. Ms Hanson who turned 46 on the night of attaining her first dan Blackbelt last week (11.9.13) in the Shim Jang Tae Kwon Do discipline, says she is thrilled with her achievement in the sport which she loves and …

5 years ago
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U16s dominate in final

Hockey. Smithton under-16s travelled to Devonport to meet the team who had beaten them easily two weeks earlier to earn the right to host the grand final. Smithton came out of the blocks firing catching their more fancied opponents by surprise, and forcing them into making uncharacteristic mistakes. The Saints’ forwards and midfielders were able …

5 years ago

Bowls season

Leisure. Bowls is a great way for people to get together and have some fun while also enjoying a little healthy competition. Anyone who is interested in bowls but not quite sure what to expect, is welcome to give it a shot at the Smithton Bowls Club on September 22. The season opening will offer …

5 years ago

Users to pay for water

Council.┬áSporting groups and other users of Circular Head Council premises will now have to chip in to pay for any water used. At the council’s last monthly meeting, councillors adopted the Draft Water Consumption Contribution: Non-Profit Community Groups Utilising Council Premises Policy, whereby users are asked to make a 70 per cent contribution to cover …

5 years ago

Victory for Tigers

Hockey. In the Circular Head Hockey Association’s super fours competition, Tigers dominated with a 4-0 grand final. Tigers took on Mustangs on Monday September 9, and it was Mustangs who started the game strongly. This had Tigers on the back foot. Play seesawed between the two teams until Tigers scored a goal against the run …

5 years ago
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Crikey, cricket’s coming

CHCA.┬áSlip slop slap fellas because the 2013-14 cricket season is about to start. Circular Head Cricket Association will see some changes in its upcoming season, starting in October. The smallest of those, the use of white balls instead of red as is the norm in one-day games. New president Marty Hardy will lead the way, …

5 years ago

World’s best horseman

Mounted Games. Not many teenagers can say they represented Australia at their chosen sport, but Irishtown’s David Gardiner can say that and more. The 15-year-old is back from Canada where he and four other Australians won the Prince Philip Mounted Games. Up against Great Britain, America and Canada, the team of Aussies had to be …

5 years ago